Saturday, October 01, 2011
On Sept. 10, Matt S won youth Reserve In Show with his English Angora colored senior doe in West Virginia.
On Sept. 24 in Virginia, Alyssa won specialty Best In Show with her English Angora colored senior buck. The prize of the original painting was painted and donated by Alyssa; she won it back.
In case those in the west are not familiar with "2nd Reserve In Show", it probably means the 3rd best on the Best In Show table. In the west, it would be included in the honorable mention list.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Making Red By Casey
A few years ago, Casey made the decision to introduce red into English Angora by using Thrianta. It has been a very long process, a lot longer than expected. Color made it into Casey's herd but the wool and type of the red and red carriers are not nearly as good as her original herd. These two bunnies carry a special meaning as Betty lent a helping hand to put Molina's gene into the red breeding. Molina was one of Casey's big winners but Casey has not been able to put her gene into the red bunnies.
Red and fawn have essentially the same color genetic codes, red is fawn with Rufus. In this picture, the one in the left is a fawn and the one in the right is the "prize": fawn with Rufus thus red. They are three weeks old in this picture.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
White Rabbit Having Fun
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Stroller For Bubbles
Other rabbits travel in rabbit carriers but Bubbles travels in her special stroller.
Bubbles's mom April lifts the soft carrier bag from the stroller.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
More Scenes From Napa Shows
Nate and Hope are two of the four guest exhibitors coming from Utah. Though they did not have rabbits in the shows, they had a great time. Nate drove in with his wife Lisa and Hope came with her dad Randy. Nate is a top Fuzzy Lop breeder and will be taking over the president job of the Fuzzy Lop club in a month; the current president is Carol G. Hope is a top youth Holland Lop breeder, her rabbits win Best In Show regularly in the Utah show circuit and neighboring states.
Gabrielle is putting up her French Angora.
Melissa really likes the French Angora colored senior doe....
Monday, September 26, 2011
Danibella Wins Double Specialty Best In Show
In the double specialty show at the park in Napa, Betty's white senior doe Chu's Danibella wins Best In Show in both shows. Danibella is a young senior, has not been going to shows very much due to the dominance of her auntie Lilianna in the white doe class. When auntie Lilianna takes a break, Danibella gets the chance to shine.
Danibella still has a babyish look; she will have lots of time to stay in the show circuit.
Danibella's littermate brother Septimus has been doing well in shows; he wins 80% of the Best Opposite Sex prize in the shows that he attends.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
A Fun Show At The Park
A youth club invites various breed clubs to join them in a fun show at a park behind the 4-H office in Napa.
When judge Carol judged her first show several years ago, an exhibitor saw her name with a "Dr." title and commented, "No, she can't be a doctor, she is too little to be a doctor". We thought that was a very funny comment. May be there is some truth to it, she may be even too little to be a judge! Can you find judge Carol in this picture?